G.I. Joe spinoff movie, Snake Eyes, to shoot in Vancouver in autumn 2019

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      Yo, Joes, here's something to take note of.

      A G.I. Joe movie spinoff, based on one of the most popular and enigmatic characters of the G.I. Joe team, is set to be filmed in Vancouver.

      Snake Eyes is slated to shoot in Vancouver, according to local production schedules, from October 15 to December 9.

      According to the Hollywood Reporter, Evan Spiliotopoulos (Beauty and Beast) will write the screenplay while Robert Schwentke (InsurgentAllegiant) will direct.

      The mysterious character, who first appeared in the 1980s as part of Hasbro and Marvel Comics’ toy line, is a silent ninja commando who dresses head-to-toe in all-black attire, and neither reveals his face nor speaks.

      He is an arch enemy of Storm Shadow, who is also his brother.

      In the live-action films G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), martial artist Ray Park (who played Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace) portrayed the character. The cast for the forthcoming Snake Eyes movie hasn't been announced yet.

      Meanwhile, comic book artist and writer Rob Liefield, who created the characters Deadpool and Cable, has been announced as the artist and writer for a new Snake Eyes comic series that will launch in 2020.

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